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The Lost Man

Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (225 ratings)
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Summary

The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top 10 best sellers The Dry and Force of Nature.

He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death.

Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. 

Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects....

©2018 Jane Harper (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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Excellent story and perfectly narrated.

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book from Jane Harper and think it’s actually her best yet, certainly better than Force of Nature. The story kept me guessing which is what a good thriller is all about. The narration was perfect with each person having a distinctive voice and I really felt the heat and the dust of outback Australia. Can’t wait for her next book.

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Addictive

This book, in some ways so simple, drew me in immediately and kept me interested. No need for a new murder every few pages, this is really well plotted with just the right amount of pace.

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Evocative and moving

Jane Harper writes about life in remote parts of Australia wonderfully. She describes the procedures and the emotions so well, from the organisation of the essential foodstuffs, to the incredible loneliness, to the underlying and longstanding interpersonal problems. This book has been a joy to listen to.

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Lost man

Listen to this. You will love it. Just as wonderful as her others. Another masterpiece

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Back on form

I loved the first book from this author, didn’t understand the hype over the second. This is back on form. A beautifully written story of a family and it’s relationships set in well described Australian outback heat.

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A great Audible book

I signed up because I wanted to listen to great audio books and this is a really good one. Another enthralling and atmospheric mystery from Jane Harper, and with like The Dry, superb narration... and there seems to be a subtle nod to The Dry in the story content... but maybe I miss heard?

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I loved this book

From its opening pages I was captivated. I love Stephen Shanahan's narration, he really brings life to the various characters. Jane Harper is a truly gifted story teller and within moments I could feel the heat of the sun, vividly imagine the landscape and almost taste the dust! This is a slow paced story but never ever dull. Thank you Jane for another great read!

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At the start of the story the narrator had lots of description about the Australian outback,initially I thought this was going to be boring and I wanted to get to the plot but as the story unfolded the descriptive became part of the plot and was part of the story. Really enjoyable and very well thought out story

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evocative immersion in the hot dry outback

a progressive unravelling of a abusive history and its consequences stretching over generations and its comeuppance is as harsh as it is just

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keeps you on your toes until the end.

I enjoyed the gentle build up. who knew the out back was so full of twists?